“Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources” is a biography of the Prophet Muhammad written by Martin Lings, a British author and scholar of Islamic studies. The book is based on the earliest historical sources available and provides a comprehensive account of the life of the Prophet, including his early years, his mission and teachings, and the establishment of the Muslim community. The book is noted for its balanced and nuanced portrayal of Muhammad, and it aims to provide a deeper understanding of his life and legacy. It is widely regarded as a classic in the genre of Islamic literature and is considered a must-read for those interested in understanding the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.
A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet
• Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states
• Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language
• Represents the final updates made on the text before the author’s death in 2005
Martin Lings’ biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet. Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the prophet’s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.
Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is presented in a narrative style that is easily comprehensible, yet authentic and inspiring in its use of language, reflecting both the simplicity and grandeur of the story it tells. This revised edition includes new sections detailing the prophet’s expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It represents the final updates made to the text before the author’s death in 2005. The book has been published in 12 languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the prophet in English at the National Seerate Conference in Islamabad.